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A look back at the Giants vs. Phillies in 2010

The Giants and Phillies split the season series 3-3, with the Giants winning two of three in San Francisco in April, and the Phillies taking two of three in Philadelphia in August.

Here’s a look at how the games went:

Monday, April 26,

At San Francisco


Giants 5, Phillies 1

The Giants handed Roy Halladay his first loss of the season, scoring three runs in the first three inning. Jonathan Sanchez gave up one run on three hits over five innings. He also walked five, leading to his early exit. Mark DeRosa (remember him?) has a two-out, two-run single in the first. Eli Whiteside doubled in a run and homered off Halladay. Halladay gave up five earned in seven innings.

Tuesday, April 27

At San Francisco


Giants 6, Phillies 2

Todd Wellemeyer beat Jamie Moyer. Neither pitcher finished the season on the active roster. Aubrey Huff and Matt Downs homered in the second to give the Giants a 2-1 lead. Edgar Renteria and Pablo Sandoval added RBI singles in the fifth, and again in the seventh. 

Wednesday, April 28

At San Francisco


Phillies 7, Giants 6, 11 innings


Tim Lincecum limited the Phillies to two runs on three hits in 8.1 innings, striking out 11. But Brian Wilson blew the save, giving up a two-out, bases-loaded double to Jayson Werth as the Phils scored three in the ninth to tie the game 5-5. In Wilson’s defense, Werth’s double was a flare to right that landed on the foul line. Both teams scored a run in the 10th. The Phillies scored a pair of two-out runs in the 11th. Nate Schierholtz’s double got one run back in the bottom of the 11th for the Giants, but Juan Uribe was thrown out at home on an infield grounder to Ryan Howard, helping the Phillies seal the win. Cole Hamels struck out 10 Giants in six innings of work.

Tuesday, August 17

At Philadelphia


Phillies 9, Giants 3

The Giants got to Roy Oswalt early, scoring two runs in the first inning, including a solo home run by Pat Burrell. Barry Zito kept the Phillies scoreless for four inning. But Philly tallied two in the fifth on Jimmy Rollins’ two-run single, and two more in the sixth on Shane Victorino’s two-run double, chasing Zito. Jose Guillen homered in the seventh off Oswalt get the Giants within 4-3. But Chris Ray was tagged for four runs in the eighth without recording an out. The Phillies ended up scoring five in the frame for the victory. The win pushed Philadelphia into the wild-card lead over the Giants.

Wednesday, August 18

At Philadelphia


Phillies 8, Giants 2

Andres Torres led off with a home run off Joe Blanton. A run-scoring groundout by Chase Utley tied the game in the third. Jimmy Rollins had a two-out, three-run home run to cap a four-run fourth for the Phillies, an inning that was extended by a Mike Fontenot error. The Phillies added two runs in the seventh, and one in the eighth on a Dominic Brown home run. Matt Cain gave up five runs on seven hits in six innings. But only two of the runs were earned. Blanton struck out seven Giants in 6.1 innings, giving up solo homers to Torres and Pat Burrell.

Thursday, April 19

At Philadelphia


Giants 5, Phillies 2

The Giants scored three runs in the first inning off Cole Hamels on a double by Buster Posey and RBI singles by Jose Guilen and Juan Uribe. A Posey double in the third made 4-0 and Pablo Sandoval homered in the fifth. Hamels gave up five runs in five innings. Jonathan Sanchez pitched eight scoreless innings, giving up just one hit. He started the ninth by giving up a single to Shane Victorino was was relieved by Sergio Romo. Romo got two out, but also gave up a single to Chase Utley and a two-run double to Mike Sweeney. Brian Wilson came and got Raul Ibanez to fly to center for the final out. Sanchez struck out seven and walked two.

Simply put: Doo-doo happens

Well, that was annoying.

But sometimes, stuff happens.
That’s about the only way you can sum up the Giants’ 7-6 loss to the Phillies in 11 innings on Wednesday afternoon.
We can go on and on about what the Giants did wrong. But when we look back, if any of several plays Wednesday were altered by inches, the outcome could have much different.
It didn’t look like a game of inches when Tim Lincecum was rolling through eight innings with a 4-1 lead.
Lincecum pitched in the top of the ninth. But after allowing a four-pitch walk to Shane Victorino with one out, manager Bruce Bochy pulled the pitcher after a 106-pitch outing.
No problem, right? Brian Wilson came in. Wilson had not allowed an earned run coming into Wednesday’s game. 
Wilson got Placido Polanco to fly out for the second out of the inning. Then things went wrong.
Chase Utley followed with a solid single to right, with Victorino taking third. Wilson was careful with Ryan Howard, and eventually walked the first baseman on a full-count pitch.
That brought Jayson Werth up. Wilson got ahead of Werth, but Werth stayed alive by fouling off pitches and eventually worked the count full.
Then Wilson made a good pitch, down and in. Werth was able to get the bat on the ball and hit a flare down the right-field line. Because the outfield was deep trying to cut off balls into the gap, right fielder Nate Schierholtz was playing far off the line — the way you play right field in AT&T Park. He was unable to get to the ball, which landed right on the chalk line for a bases-clearing double.
The game went into the 10th tied 4-4. Jeremy Affeldt came on to pitch and struggled with control, hitting the first batter he faced. The batter, Brian Schneider, eventually reached third, and came home to score on a wild pitch. The pitch wasn’t down in the dirt. It was a hard slider inside that was actually swung at and missed. But Bengie Molina also missed the pitch as it kicked off the heal of his glove for a wild pitch.
But the Giants rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 10th.
The Giants almost got out of the top of the 11th without any damage from the Phillies. But Wilson Valdez hit a long drive down the left-field line. Left fielder Eugenio Velez almost made a nice grab at the wall, but it instead glanced off the wall for a double that scored the go-ahead run. Later, Velez just plain dropped a much easier fly ball, allowing the second run to score.
That second run would prove vital.
Thanks to Schierholtz’s lead-off double in the bottom of the 11th — capping a 5-for-5 day for the outfielder — the Giants scored once in the bottom of the 11th. And it looked like they may get one more when they loaded the bases with one out. Velez came up and hit a chopper to a drawn-in Ryan Howard at first. Howard threw home off-line, but catcher Schneider caught the ball, spun around, the lunged toward the plate. Juan Uribe attempted to slide around Scheider’s tag, but has he brought his hand down on the plate, it brushed the back side of Schneider’s glove and Uribe was correctly ruled out.
Andres Torres, who had already driven home three runs, grounded out to end the game.
Oh well. So close. So many times. But in the end, the Giants won 2 of 3 from the Phillies, and have won 4 of 6 on this homestand so far. If they can take 2 of 3 from the Rockies over the weekend, it will be a good homestand.

Go figure! Giants beat Halladay

With the way the Giants hit on Sunday — and the very telling post-game comments from Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny — the Giants didn’t figure to have much of a chance against the Phillies’ Roy Halladay.

And then the Giants went out and did the clutch hitting that they’ve been lacking all season and beat Halladay and the Phillies 5-1.

It all started in the first inning, when Edgar Renteria and Pablo Sandoval had back-to-back one-out singles. After both players advanced on a groundout by Aubrey Huff, Mark DeRosa worked the count full to Halladay, then connected on a two-run single to left.

The Giants added another run in the second on consecutive doubles from John Bowker and Eli Whiteside.

In the sixth, Sandoval doubled and Huff singled him home. And in the seventh, Whiteside homered off Halladay, driving one off the base of the foul pole in left.

So after going 5 for 54 with runners in scoring position over the previous week — and four of those hits never left the infield — the Giants went 3 for 7 with RISP against Halladay.

On the flip side, it was another solid outing from Jonathan Sanchez and the Giants bullpen.

Sanchez worked his way in and out of trouble to get through five innings of work. He needed a nice catch in center from Andres Torres to get him out of trouble with two-on in the first. And he pitched his way out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the third.

It was the ninth consecutive game in which Giants pitching had held opponents to two runs or fewer in games not started by a guy whose name rhymes with “Smelly dyer.”

In fact, if you took the ERAs of Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez and added them together, it would still be lower than that of Todd Wellemeyer (7.97 to 8.16).

Wellemeyer gets the chance to lower his ERA today as the Giants face the Phillies and Jamie Moyer in Game 2 of the series.

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